“I'd never held a semi-automatic rifle." Colne Valley man relives plane hijack drama 50 years ago
One minute Chas Ball was teaching children in a Falkland Islands school - the next he was caught up in a plane hijacking.
Chas was working in the capital of Stanley in September 1966 when the plane, hijacked by Argentinian terrorists, crash landed onto the British archipelago.
And he soon found himself holding a semi automatic rifle, having been volunteered by a colleague to help the Falklands Defence Force.
Chas, of Beaumont Park, helped save passengers on board the Aerolíneas Argentinas flight which had been taken over by 19 right wing Argentinian terrorists.
Now 68, he is the subject of... read more